Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Commends Ambassador Haley After U.N. Vote

Nov 1, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement in response to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley's opposition to the U.N. General Assembly resolution that called for an end to the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

“I applaud Ambassador Haley for her strong leadership in opposing the UN resolution to end sanctions against the Castro regime. The Trump administration has made it abundantly clear that it will not tolerate oppressive dictatorships, and Ambassador Haley’s principled explanation reflects that policy. The Castro regime has a long history of brutal repression, arbitrary arrests, and torture.  It thwarts key U.S. interests across the globe and assists rogue regimes and other adversaries.  She demonstrated the administration's profound moral clarity when she declared that the United States will stand with the Cuban people in opposing the Castro regime's oppression.  I commend Ambassador Haley and the Trump administration for standing on principle and in unwavering solidarity with the Cuban people.”